Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Finns and their ice cream

It finally feels like summer arrived in Helsinki. It’s time for ice cream! Well, in Finland it’s basically always time for ice cream. Did you know that Finns have the highest ice cream consumption per capita of whole Europe? In average every Finn eats around 17 liters of the cool dessert every year. That’s especially surprising when you think about the cold winter days here. 

One thing you have to get used to is, that in Finland you barely will find any of those ice cream café’s that are very popular in central Europe.

Pingviini Hot & Sour Mix
The affection for ice cream makes the Finns really creative though when it comes to coming up with new flavors. You can find ice cream with pop corn, licorice, salmiakki (salty licorice) and even tar taste (yes, I’m not joking).

This season e.g. Pingviini Hot & Sour Mix with salmiakki, chilli and sour berrys is new on the market.
Even if some of those flavors might sound quite extreme you – don’t worry, they are not poisonous. Just give it a try!

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